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liz, thank you. so, what would the presidential candidates do about terrorism here at home? we asked major garrett to come player the plans of republicans, donald trump and ted cruz. >> we need to be using proactive law enforcement and intelligence and national security resources to prevent radicalization. >> reporter: to stop an attack in the u.s. like the ones in paris and brussels ted cruz wants law enforcement to patrol and secure muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized. in the aftermath of 9/11, the new york city police department used a similar tactic to monitor mosques for terror connections.
nypd commissioner bill bratton ended the program in 2014 and denounced cruz's idea in a new york daily news op-ed, writing the city does not single out any populous for selective enforcement. john kasich also took a dim view. >> so what we want to do is create more divisions? we are going to start policing the neighborhoods of muslims? how are we going to
do that? >> donald trump supports cruz's proposal and remains focussed on immigration. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. kasich and cruz opposed that idea, both favor tight restrictions on immigration from war torn parts of the middle east. trump is also called for a return to waterboarding of terror suspects. as well as this. >> i would bomb the hell out of isis, yes. >> reporter: cruz concurs even if the air war inflicted
civilian casualties. >> we need a comprehensive strategy to utterly destroy them. that involves carpet bombing them to oblivion. >> in an effort to deny trump the delegates to security the nomination, some parts of the gop are rallying to cruz. jeb bush will hold a fund raiser. ted cruz expects to pick up endorsement of scott walker tomorrow. >> major garrett on the issues tonight. thank you. >> now turn to anthony salvanto, director of elections and expert on the delegate count. you have been looking at
whether trump can be deprived of the delegates he needs? >> it won't be easy, scott. trump's delegate lead gives him the clearest path to the nomination. he need over half the remaining delegates. compare that to ted cruz who would need about 80% of them. that's a tall order. especially because trump keeps piling up republican votes. so, far he collected more than 2 million more than ted cruz. that's why skotd all of the talk now its of slowing trump down.
keeping him from getting the rest of the delegates he need. not necessarily overtaking him. >> when will we know? >> the big tests start next week when april's primaries kick off in wisconsin. then we head on to the northeast. where big delegate rich states like new york and pennsylvania hold their primaries. trump is expected to do well there. but if he stumbles, he'll ned to pick up about 2/3 of the delegates to keep the pace the rest of the way. then, through may, we head through the midwest, and the west, places where trump and cruz could run about even. then, we get to june where we get to california. the biggest delegate haul still out there. and that's a place where we think a current pace, trump could either, go over the top and clinch the nomination, or, californians might decide to send this race on to the convention. >> all the way out to june. but it is really not that unusual for a candidate to clinch that late? >> not unusual. in fact, mitt romney clinched the republican nomination in late may, 2012. then senator barack obama
clinched democratic nomination in june 2008. what is unusual scott, to see a party still at this late date looking for ways to stop its leading vote getter. >> anthony salvanto, director of elections, thank you, an thon you. on the democratic side, it was a sanders sweep this week end. bernie sanders won the contests in washington state, alaska, and hawaii. picking up 55 delegates. but he is still far behind hillary clinton who already has 72% of the delegates she needs. the republican governor of georgia, broke with his party today. nathan diehl vetoed a religious liberty bill that many considered anti-gay. it would have allowed religious organizations to refuse to perform same-sex marriages and to fire anyone who violated their believes. several large companies including coke and disney threatened to boycott georgia
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tried to stop the violence. dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: he became an online sensation after this anti-violence video went viral. >> i don't want to live around my community where i keep on hearing, people keep on getting shot and people keep on getting killed. >> the bloodshed caught up with him friday night. the 13-year-old was hit in the back by a stray bullet near his home. unintended target of a street fight. he is now in critical condition. steve dunn is a neighbor. >> it's just tragic. just too much of this stuff is going on. >> the mayor named a new interim police superintendent today, eddie johnson is a 27-year veteran of the force and chicago native who is likely to get the permanent job. >> i would say to these young people out here shooting and killing, they're destroying our communities. they're destroying families. and it has to stop.
>> reporter: how is the question? >> the fight against gangs and gun violence is not for the police department alone. all of us have a rel to play. >> reporter: shootings in chicago are up 98% over last year. homicides up 84%. the may your and others noted a drop in aggressive law enforcement that followed the release of this video showing an officer shooting and killing 17-year-old la kwaun -- laquan mcdonald, that and an investigation of the police here have left some cops demoralized and less decisive. the numbers bear that out, scott. police acknowledge since january their stops for suspicious behavior have dropped to about, 21,000. from 157,000 over the same period last year. >> dean reynolds. thanks. and we'll be right back.
checks which exposed partisan spin and outright lies. eric won one of the top awards in journalism, the dupont columbia when his investigation discovered the identity of the u.s. airman buried in the tomb of the unknowns. the remains of lieutenant michael blassey were then returned to his family. eric sharpened skepticism into a sieve to reduce the high and mighty. we missed him when he retired in 2002. now we miss him more. he was 74. and we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
this song gave the name to the women who want to work while the men went to war. more than two dozen farmer rosies paid a visit to washington and david martin has their story. >> reporter: fire trucks saluted their plane when it arrived in washington. [ cheers and applause ] and crowds greeted them as they came out of the jet way. for some it was overwhelming. for helen lyson it was astonishing. >> something i did 72 years ago. >> reporter: what helen lyson and the 30 other women that flew in from detroit did had as much to do with winning world war ii as fighting at the front. >> the fellows were dwaun. somebody had to make the planes or we would have lost the war for sure. helen jedele went to work at the
ford willow run plant in ypsilanti, michigan at its peak turning out a bomber an hour. >> what did you do? >> riveter. >> a tough job? >> no, that is a heavy gun that you hold. i grew up on the farm. drove the tractor, did many things heavy. >> reporter: immortalized in the war time poster, rosie the riveter. these women changed america. not just helping to win the war but setting off a seismic shift in the role of women. out of the home into the work place. but back then, they were just teenagers. >> we didn't think much about the war at the time. teenagers don't think of those things. >> reporter: they did think about the money. $1.10 an hour for helen lyson connecting engine hoses at willow run. >> that was good pay. >> reporter: born in poland she was desperate for a job, she changed the date on her baptism certificate to make herself a year older.
>> changed it from a 5 to a 4. i gave my parents the pay. they needed that money. they were able to pay off their mortgage. and they, and they put electricity. we don't have electricitien our home. >> reporter: how did factory work compare with -- with farm work? >> it was easier and cleaner. >> you did so much for this country so long ago. >> it's breathtaking. so many people. they come up to me like they know me. >> reporter: wearing the trademark rosie bandanna they visited the world war ii memorial. still amazed that what was to them a paycheck could see some historic to the rest of us. >> i never realized until now, how important what we did when we were working there. i never realized it. >> they're in their 90s now. but these rosies can still you tell a lot about the strength of this country. david martin, cbs news, washington. and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning
news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news," i'm jericka duncan. georgia's controversial religious freedom bill will not become the law of the land in the peach state. the republican governor nathan diehl decided to veto the measure that came under fire from business groups and gay rights activists. the bill designed to protect religious groups that refused to employ or serve customers who violate their religious believes. omar villafranca reports. nathan diehl made clear where he stand. >> i will veto house bill 757. the free exercise protection act would allow religious officials to refuse to perform same-sex
marriages and faith based organizations to deny services or employment to people who vie light their sincerely held religious belief. >> i do not think that we have to discriminate against any one to protect the faith based community in georgia. >> god loves everyone. some in the religious community clashed with those against the legislation. opponents claim the bill allows discrimination. backers say it would have protected people's religious views. 21 states around the country have passed similar laws. >> we are going to continue to press to make sure we have the same protections in our state law that citizens of other states have. >> studios behind movies like antman have enjoyed sizable tax incentives to film in georgia. some along with other major companies including viacom, delta, coca-cola, unilever, and intel threatened to boy scott the state if the bill was passed.
the next step on the presidential campaign trail will be wisconsin. which holds its primary next tuesday. democrat bernie sanders hopes to maintain his momentum after a three state sweep over hillary clinton last weekend. former republican john kasich hoping to claw his way back. donald trump and ted cruz continue to trade insults. major garrett has the story. >> reporter: ted cruz and donald trump refuse to let go of their personal feud involving allegations of tricks, smear tactics, lying, cheating and infideli infidelity. >> this story is garbage. it is tabloid smear. it came from donald trump and his henchmen. >> ted cruz spent the weekend on offense accusing long time trump confident roger stone of planting a "national enquirer" story alleging cruz has a history of infidelity. >> it is indicative of how low donald trump will go. >> i had nothing to do whatsoever to do with the "national enquirer" neither did the campaign. i will tell you for him to try to say i had to do with it. try to put the shoe on the other
foot is disgraceful. >> cruz accused trump of attacking his wife to distract from foreign policy. trump told "the new york times" he wanted nato countries to pay a bigger share of its costs and questions the alliance's ability to confront terrorism. cruz labeled trump naive. >> his lack of understanding on foreign policy, lack of readiness to protect the country was evident. so donald did what he always does. he tried to find a way to change the subject. >> there is even some controversy in the dem gatt hunt. in louisiana, trump won the state by 11 votes. cruz could walk away with ten more delegates. add five marco rubio delegates and unbound delegates. on twitter, trump threat tuned sue. >> he is trying to steal things. that's the way ted works. okay. the system is a broken system. the republican tabulation system is a broken system. >> the delegates cruz may gain in louisiana, broke an initial 1-1 delegate tie there and illustrate the difficulty trump
will have against gop rules and skilled operatives who know how to use them. next primary prize, wisconsin, april 9. 42 delegates. trump once led there. now he and cruz are tied. the new york city police department is investigating the controversial arrest of a postal worker while he was delivering packages. glen grays was handcuffed and hauled off to the precinct where he was charged with disorderly conduct. but cell phone video appears to tell a different story. demarco morgan reports. >> glen grays says he was just doing his job here, 11 days ago, delivering mail. when a car nearly struck him. out of frustration he yelled at the driver. the car suddenly stopped, backed up, and four members of the nypd jumped out including a lieutenant. cell phone video captured the plain clothes nypd officers approaching 27-year-old glen grays. the postal worker in the middle of a shift on st. patrick's day.
>> let's go get it. >> second later the situation escalates. >> grays is led away in handcuffs. his mail truck left unattended. only thing i think that saved me is because it was on videotape. >> he says he tried to comply with the officers' orders. >> you have never been arrested? >> never arrested never received a summons. i was extremely terrified. i was afraid that if i didn't comply that something was going to happen to me. >> yo, yo, yo, you can't do that. grays was frisked put in the unmarked patrol car. that's when the video end. and on the way to the precinct, how was that ride? >> i was told to shut up. numerous amount of times. they rear-ended a car. i wound up from the back seat, bang my left shoulder on the driver's seat. banged my face into the armrest. if it could happen to the mailman it could happen to any
one in the community. >> brooklyn borough president and former nypd captain eric adams released the video to the public. >> those officers were extremely aggressive. and i believe, that they wanted him to resist. he was smart enough not to resist. and i believe because of that, he is sitting here today, today telling the story. >> the nypd has been hit with other caught on camera incidents of alleged police arrests against people of color including the 2014 death of eric garner. >> i told them as they were getting really close, they were surrounding me. one grabbed my arm. i told him, you know my wife is a cop. he told me he doesn't care. >> grays hasn't returned to work yet. he says he wants justice. >> what any justice to you? >> disciplinary action. i don't want them to be jobless, because nay might have family and kids. they need to support. it's sad. that i thought when i put on a uniform that -- that i would be treated a little bit different.
but, it's, it's no difference. i'm just another brother with a uniform. grays has a court hearing schedule ford may 4, disorderly conduct charges. nypd tells us the three officers and lieutenant they all remain on duty but placed on general patrol pending this investigation. the mayor's office says it is paying close attention to this case. saying that all nypd members should act professionally and respectfully. >> the faa is investigating the case of an american airlines co-pilot who was about to fly a commercial jetliner while allegedly drunk. chris van cleave report. >> the flight 736 detroit to philadelphia, had not left when the co-pilot was take end off the plane and cuffed by airport police after multiple people told the tsa he appeared in toks kated. the flight was canceled, cutting short many passenger's spring
each year the make a wish filner addition helps make dreams come true for sick and terminally ill children. chapters across the country raise hundreds of millions of dollars and have very dedicated volunteers. bill whitaker reports for "60 minutes." >> you are fine. appreciate you so much. >> reporter: they begin at dawn. one day a year, hundreds of volunteers fan out across northeast arkansas to raise money at street corners. >> good morning. thank you all. >> in schools. their goal -- to get enough money on this one day to grant every wish for the area's sickest children. volunteers, christie matthews
and dana skrnsjohnson have run fund raiser every year since 1999. >> it literally exploded. every year we would add another town. >> this is small town america. >> they're very small towns. 600. 700 people. a handful of change at a time. >> reporter: as this day's donation deadline approaches, groups of volunteers race to the local radio station to announce their town's total. down to the penny. >> give me a number. >> $8,468.62. >> $25,301. [ cheers and applause ] >> $12,054.55. and the big finish is moments away. stand by. >> the total tally from northeast arkansas is the big story on the 7:00 news. >> what do we have here? $323,000 -- >> that's $323,000.
enough to grant more than 30 wishes. donated from places with little to spare. in harrisburg, 40% live in poverty. but this town of 2,000 still contributed $25,000. the wishes were going just to children who were dying. that's no longer the case. >> we talk about it not being a last wish, but we create lasting wishes. and memories that these families can take on forever. kaden eriksson is fighting a deadly type of leukemia. at his interview as potential recipient he thought his wish was a long shot. >> my number one wish choice is to go to australia. >> awesome. >> reporter: folks here make granting the wish a beg surprise. months after his interview, kaden thought he was getting this plaque for being a make a wish volunteer.
>> make a wish, october 11, 2014, kaden eriksson, your wish has -- [ applause ] your wish has been granted! [ applause ] >> hey, kaden. you are going to australia. >> his mother jeanie. >> he was shaking the plaque. his little legs were doing a little happy dance in the chair. it was -- it was something pretty special. >> reporter: you must have been surprised? >> i was -- the most surprised i have ever been in my life. kendra street choreographed kaden's surprise. when not playing fairy godmother she is teaching at marmaduke
elementary school. everyone at the school chipped in to pay for kaden's wish. many turned out to share the revelation. >> i get to go to australia. i get to go to australia. >> he was excited. he was grateful. and he knew what it meant for him and his family. >> thank you, everybody. >> kade nechlt had endured two excruciating bone marrow transplanlts whtran transplants when he and his parents hit the beach in australia. they hoped he had beaten the cancer. the high light of his trip. >> got to hold a koala. >> did he put his arms around you? >> it was like a hike. it was about as heavy as a baby. it would put the claws here and claws here. it was look you were getting hugged by a koala. you kind of get attached to the koalas. >> reporter: did it make you forget for a while that you were sick? >> yes. and it made me feel a little bit
normal. more normal than i have been for a while. >> reporter: feeling normal didn't last long. shortly after returning home, kaden learned his cancer had returned for the third time. as we settled in for our interview, his mom jeanie adjusted the medication he needs. it's pumped into his body next to his heart. you're in quite a struggle with this disease? >> there are some bad things in my body that -- that are kind of stubborn. >> reporter: i think you are kind of stubborn yourself. >> thank you. i think. >> reporter: kaden is so stubborn that after deliberate frg for a week he decided to undergo a third agonizing bone marrow transplant. the previous two were so difficult his parents didn't
want to force him to go through it again. how did you make that decision? >> would i rather just die or -- would i have a chance of living? it was a tough decision to make. >> reporter: because the therapy makes you feel bad? >> it can make me feel bad. it can hurt me. it could do more harm than help. >> reporter: oh. >> so i am just hoping this time it will get rid of it for good. >> reporter: kaden's wish granter, kendra street was devastated when she learned his cancer had come back. >> you have an attachment with your kids. and -- kaden is one that i have really attached to. i have gotten in touch with him. seeing him go through that again. it is just painful. he is a really amazing kid.
>> let's give kendra a round of applause. >> reporter: you see, kendra had survived her own fight with cancer back when she was in high school she had her wish granted. >> make-a-wish foundation addition is senting you to the atlanta braves. >> getting to meet the atlanta braves was thrilling she says, but -- for frz. >> not to underestimate what my wish was for me. but if i had to sacrifice having my wish to be able to give it to someone else i would be willing to give tight some one else. >> being the granter of the wish. >> yes. >> reporter: is the better end of the deal? >> absolutely. you get to give that joy, you get to pass it on to someone else. >> reporter: the same chapter passed it on to gavin grubs. he suffers from debilitating muscular dystrophiy. and his wish was to meet race car champion joey legano. the day we met them outside
charlotte. joey took gavin for a spin. they met six years ago and have become so close they call or text each other every week. >> ha-ha-ha, can you see anymore? >> i can't see. >> gavin was a groomsman at joey's wedding. it all began back when gavin was 8. at a school assembly, gavin learned he would get his wish to go to daytona and meet his hero. then, it got better. legano had flown to arkansas to be part of gavin's surprise. ♪ ♪ >> you can see the full report >> you can see the full report on our you can't breathed. through your nose. suddenly, you're a mouthbreather. a mouthbreather!
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robert de niro pulled a documentary from the lineup. the film makes the case for a link between vaccines and autism. some say based on flawed research. but the filmmakers say it is a question of freedom of speech. everyone i've been telling my patients for ten years. that's vaxxed, axed from try becca film festival. it's all that audiences can see of the documentary vaxxed from cover-up to catastrophe. it was scheduled for a high profile screening at the festival late next month until festival co-founder robert de niro pulled it from the schedule on saturday. de niro whose son has autism
issued a statement saying my intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. but after reviewing it, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion i had hoped for. vaxxed producer, says canceling the screening amounts to a suppress of the truth. >> i have nothing but respect for robert de niro and tribecca. i can't imagine what type of pressure came done that would make them pull a movie that they were obviously behind in the beginning. >> reporter: the film are guz that government interest have suppressed evidence of links between vaccines and autism. >> this is going to be a catastrophe if we let it happen. >> reporter: critics say the film's content and those delivering it have been wide ll discredited and do not deserve a forum especially by a festival as respected by tribeca. they point out that andrew wakefield had his medical
license revoked in 2010 partly for ethical violations. >> the tribeca film festival does have a represent lags. by lending it to a film by somebody, who we know is irresponsible, i think is really dangerous for the film festival and it is probably a very good idea that they decided eventually to withdraw the film. >> the producer and directors say they were not given an opportunity to appeal tribeca's decision. they say it is an example of the "power of corporate interests censoring free speech, art and truth." that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm jericka duncan. ♪ ♪